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3 Great Ways to use the Backyard Shed

At Big Block Realty, we feel it’s vital to understand the latest trends in home features to achieve our clients’ goals. Outstanding service is our top priority.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about understanding what our customers want in their new home.

The old fashioned backyard shed used to just be a place to store the lawnmower and weedeater. But these days, the shed is a versatile feature that can add a little something special to any backyard.

New blue garden shed in beautiful garden

New blue garden shed in beautiful garden

No longer just a place to store tools, stack firewood, or spank bad kids, the modern shed is becoming quite the hip selling point thanks to its versatility and style.

People are finding all kinds of great uses for the ubiquitous backyard shed today. They can be everything from a tiny backyard pub to a much needed office space.

The only real limitations are the owner’s imagination. Here are some of the ways the old shed is getting a makeover today.

1.) Backyard Pubs-

A new hot trend in backyard entertainment is the pub-shed. And it’s easy to see why. Decorate your shed in the style of your favorite bar and put in some stools and a television and you’re set to entertain yourself or a group of friends.

2.) Office Space-

Work from home? Then this might be just the thing you’re looking for.

Space is precious, and if you don’t feel like tying up a room in the house, think about how easy it would be to convert a shed to functional office space right in the backyard.

Or, if you’re not the DIY type, companies specializing in custom sheds are popping up all over the country.

3.) Art Studio-

Sheds are perfect for building an art studio. Rig up some lighting and build your perfect workspace secluded from the main house.

Add a little patio area for working outside on sunny days. The shed is a simple solution for every busy artist looking for a way to work at home.

At Big Block Realty, we want each and every one of agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success. Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?

Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you! A career in real estate requires customer service skills like no other career.

If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

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Diverse Skills for Real Estate Agents

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Having a diverse skill set is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about learning the skills necessary to get the job done.

Real estate agents need all kinds of skills to do their jobs effectively. An outside observer may think all agents need are people skills and the ability to make sales, but agents know it takes more than that to make it in real estate today. Here are a few skills it doesn’t hurt to have if you’re in real estate.

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Know Something About The Law-

Real estate agents don’t need to have a law degree, but having a basic knowledge of the law pertaining to the job is important. Know something about housing and real estate codes, and don’t give out answers you’re not 100% sure about when dealing with clients.

Understand Basic Marketing Strategies-

You’re not just marketing a property, but the neighborhood, the city, the schools, even the nearby shopping mall. Be able to get the attention your clients need to sell their house. Know something about internet marketing, canvassing, open houses, radio ads, television ads, and billboards.

Tech-

If you want to make it in real estate these days you better have an understanding of modern tech. Especially if you want to do business with millennials. Social media is everything. If you’re not comfortable with it, you’d better find a way to get there, or you’re not going to last.

Know How To Work With A Team-

Knowing how to work well with others is vital for real estate pros. You’ve got to build a network of people who can help you on the job. Without them, you’re going to get swallowed up by the work when you get busy. Get help and learn to delegate to dependable people.

Communication Skills-

Understanding your client’s needs it vital. Sometimes this isn’t easy. You need to be able to extract what it is they want in a home so you’re not burning through dozens of listings. Figure out their needs and do your best to guide them through the process.

If you’d like to discover more about Big Block Realty, we would love a chance to get to know you.

Big Block Realty wants its agents to learn to use the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like an opportunity for a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate allows you to use your skills like no other career out there.

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3 Reasons Why Being In Real Estate Isn’t Always a Rose Garden

At Big Block Realty, our clients are our top priority. Being a real estate agent takes dedication and the fortitude to go the extra mile and do the hard work.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about gutting it out when it gets tough and getting the job done for our clients.

A lot of people look at real estate agents and think we have the world’s greatest job. They think we all get to be our own boss, set our own hours, and sit back and collect huge commission checks.

If you’ve been a real estate agent for a while, you know that’s just not true. Most real estate agents love their jobs and got into the business because they have a passion for it, but it’s not always a rose garden.  Here’s what it’s really like.

Business Man in green shirt and green tie choking himself.  Very funny expression. Shot in studio over white.

Business Man in green shirt and green tie choking himself. Very funny expression. Shot in studio over white.

1.) You’re Going To Be Busy-

Real estate agents most definitely DO NOT set their own hours. Your time is perpetually shared with potential clients who need a showing or any myriad of things that need your attention. NOW.

As most of your clients are regular people who have regular nine to five jobs, you’re going to have to accommodate them at all hours of the day. Be prepared to miss time with family and friends.

They’ll forgive you when you do get that big commission check and treat them all to ice cream and trips to the beach.

2.) You’re Going To Be On Your Phone…A Lot-

Part of being a real estate agent is communication. You are going to spend a large part of your day talking to people on your phone. And it can be a total drag. Clients aren’t the only people who call you, either.

Title companies, loan officers, and everyone else involved in the industry calls all the time. If you don’t take the calls or return them in a timely fashion, it could cost you.

But you’re good with people. You can handle it. It’s one of the reasons you got into this business in the first place.

3.) You’re Going To Be Stressed Out-

Ever heard the expression “feast or famine?” Make friends with it. And be prepared to make friends with its even less attractive sibling, “just famine.”

You may have an awesome year where you make all kinds of money followed by a year where you live off your credit cards. Be prepared for bad times by getting prepared in the good times.

It’s just part of it. But don’t get all down about it. The world turns.

At Big Block Realty, we want each and every one of agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you!

A career in real estate requires customer service skills like no other career. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

4 Benefits of Home Inspections

At Big Block Realty, we want our clients to feel confident in their decision to buy a home. Our clients deserve to feel that they’re fully informed and educated concerning their purchase of a new home.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about earning our client’s trust by making sure all their bases are covered.

Part of your job as a real estate agent is to make sure your clients aren’t getting into a home with any nasty surprises. One of the best ways to do that is to encourage your clients to hire a home inspector.

A professional home inspection can save your clients a lot of headaches down the road and ensure they’re getting exactly what they’re paying for.

Real estate home inspection report of resale residential property condition with professional housing engineering inspector testing tools and house keys (fictitious but realistic document)

Real estate home inspection report of resale residential property condition with professional housing engineering inspector testing tools and house keys (fictitious but realistic document)

1.) Spot Hidden Problems-

A good home inspector can see things that an untrained buyer can’t. Lots of potential problems are hidden behind walls and under floors that take a professionally trained eye to spot.

They can also alert potential clients to code violations and safety hazard associated with electrical systems.

2.) Pricing-

If a buyer’s home inspector finds significant problems with the house, a buyer can often negotiate the price down. At the very least, an inspection will encourage the seller to conduct the necessary repairs prior to closing the sale.

3.) Heads Up-

A good home inspection lets buyers know what’s going to need replacing or repair soon after the sale. Appliances, furnaces, and air conditioning units have life spans. An inspector can give your client an idea how long they have before they need replacing.

4.) Confidence-

Buying a new home is a big life step. Your clients will feel a lot better knowing that they’ve done their homework about what’s essentially the biggest purchase they’re likely to ever make.

If they’re confident that everything in their new home is as it should be, they’re going to sleep better at night. Encourage them to get a professional home inspection. The sense of security is worth it.

At Big Block Realty, we want each and every one of agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success. Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?

Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you!

A career in real estate requires customer service skills like no other career. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

4 Tips For Dealing With Senior Clients

At Big Block Realty, outstanding service is our top priority. No matter what our clients’ needs, we want our agents to be able to help them find what they’re looking for in a new home.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about earning our client’s trust by understanding their individual needs.

Customer service should always be a top priority in any business, especially one with such long term effects as real estate. It’s important to understand what your customers want and to try and meet their needs as best as you can.

Clients from different demographics need different things. A young couple with a newborn baby and a retired couple probably aren’t looking for the same things in a new home. As an agent, you will get clients from all walks of life, and from all different stages of life.

Senior citizens looking to buy a new home often have very particular needs. Understanding their needs can help you find them the home that’s right for them. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you help them find a new place to call home.

Happy Affectionate Senior Couple Hugging in Front of Sold Real Estate Sign and House.

Happy Affectionate Senior Couple Hugging in Front of Sold Real Estate Sign and House.

1.) Neighbors-

While your younger clients may be less concerned about their neighbors, their parents come from a time when knowing the neighbors was an important part of life. Help them get comfortable by knowing a bit about the people next door.

2.) Weather-

Chances are, your clients already know about the local weather, but if they are out of towners, make sure they understand the typical year round weather, not just the temps during their past visits. Avoid any surprises.

3.) Local Hospitals-

It’s just a fact of life that seniors deal with more medical concerns routinely. Know the local hospitals and how far they are from your senior clients’ potential new home. They may not ask about the local ER, but have the answers if they do.

4.) Activities-

While they may need more routine health care, there are tons of seniors playing tennis, golf, and other sports. Let them know about local clubs and social groups. Remember, they’re most likely retired and looking for ways to spend their time. Be prepared to help.

At Big Block Realty, we want each and every one of agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success. Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you!

A career in real estate requires customer service skills like no other career. If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today